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June 20, 2021 by The Citron Review

by Aimee Parkison


Lately, I keep remembering when we were young and poor. Lately, I keep reminding myself it was summer when we moved into old lives and felt the dead making us younger. Names we never called ourselves: squatters, vandals, homeless. Wearing strangers’ clothes, we sweated elegance in a mansion with no electricity, where we walked by candlelight, haunting each other while we were still alive. 


Aimee Parkison is the author of five books, including Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman, winner of the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Parkison is full Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at Oklahoma State University. Her historical feminist horror novel, Sister Séance, received an American Antiquarian Society William Randolph Hearst Foundation Creative Artist Fellowship and is forthcoming from Kernpunkt. More information is available at


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